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escapeVelocity
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
Giancarlo Latta, violin
Robert Fleitz, piano
Contact
Giancarlo Latta


Address
New York, NY

Additional Info
Year Founded
2016
Repertoire
Classical, New Music
Size
Duo
Instrumentation
Mixed

escapeVelocity is a violin and piano duo comprised of performer-composers Giancarlo Latta and Robert Fleitz, focusing on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. “Escape velocity,” a concept in physics, here references the violin and piano as two bodies in space. The piano, a massive and at times unwieldy force, pulls the violin into its sphere: sometimes, the violin’s velocity and voice escape the piano’s gravitational pull and the two instruments enter a dialogue; at other times, the piano draws the violin in and the two objects must act as one. escapeVelocity is a recipient of a Chamber Music America Ensemble Forward Grant, made possible with generous support from the New York Community Trust.